When we visit a doctor, go to a hospital for surgery or have a medical emergency, we expect that doctors and medical professionals treating us will do so with the required care and skill. Patients expect their medical professionals will exercise a high degree of care and skill. In fact, doctors have a creed that says: “First, do no harm.” But sometimes they do cause harm and when that harm could have been prevented, the result can be physician malpractice. As a Gwinnett County medical malpractice lawyer, Charles Scholle represents those injured by physician malpractice. The Scholle Law team includes skilled lawyers with experience and results in this area of the law.
In our state, victims who have been harmed due to a mistake made by a treating physician, can use the legal system to recover monetary damages for not only their injury, but also their pain and suffering. Our highest court has ruled that those who bring a legal case against a physician are not limited in the amount they might seek to recover for what is called "pain and suffering."
Physician malpractice has a very specific way it is determined. Georgia medical malpractice attorneys at Scholle Law will focus on what is deemed the standard of care in our community for the injury or illness you suffered. This means that when a doctor performs a procedure or surgery, for example, that must be done in a way that meets the standards of care that the physician's peers would apply. These injuries can result in lifelong medical issues and in very very tragic cases, the death of the patient. These cases are complex and require the type of expertise that we at Scholle Law have after decades of work in injury law. If you are injured by a physician, the timing is crucial. The law requires injured persons to file a case or claim within specific time frames. These time frames are controlled by what are called the statute of limitations. That is why it is so important to begin the fact gathering and possible filing of your case so that you preserve your rights against those who are responsible for your injuries.
Contacting the medical malpractice attorneys in Georgia at Scholle Law as soon as possible could mean the difference in how and what you are able to recover in terms of monetary damages. Our team will support you and your family as we investigate and build a case based on what happened to you and how your physician's care was below the standard of care.
Medical malpractice can arise in many circumstances and can involve many types of injuries to patients, including:
- Wrongful death
- Improper medication
- Performing a procedure without the proper license
- Failure to diagnose an illness or injury
- Failure to monitor a condition
- Failure to order necessary tests for diagnosis
- Failure to fully inform a patient about risks of surgery, medication or treatment
- Misrepresenting credentials
- Excessive radiation exposure during x-ray
- Paralysis due to nerve damage
- Injuries caused in childbirth
Charles Scholle and the Gwinnett County injury lawyers of Scholle Law, handle complex personal injury cases with skill and compassion and have significant experience dealing with complex medical issues. Because we are so highly respected as Georgia medical malpractice lawyers, when we bring a case against a medical professional, our colleagues and their insurance companies know we will build a strong case, hire the right experts and take the case to trial, if necessary. Clients rely on us to handle the most difficult and painful experiences of their lives and help them recover. This is our commitment to you and your family. We will work diligently to get you the recovery you should have after a medical malpractice injury.
Scholle Law differs from most in the personal injury and medical malpractice area. We treat our clients and their families with personal care and concern and we do not accept a high volume of cases. Many law firms claim to provide personal attention to their clients and after they are retained, they begin to ignore their clients and do not communicate with them. You will experience a difference from your first free consultation through the resolution of you case, whether by settlement or trial. Our legal team will communicate with you and keep you informed through the entire process. We have the experience and knowledge to handle the most complex medical malpractice cases with care and compassion.
Scholle Law offers an initial consultation without charge to you and in most cases you do not pay until we get recovery for you. If you have suffered, or believe you have suffered, from medical malpractice and you would like to explore your legal options, our Scholle Law team can help.
Please contact our law firm to schedule your free consultation, by sending the firm a message online or calling toll–free at 1–866–972–5287 or in Atlanta at 770–717–5100.